MTU Maintenance Makes Leadership Changes in North America

March 3, 2021

MTU Maintenance makes leadership changes on the North American continent with two new managers. Experienced leader Uwe Zachau assumed the role of managing director and CEO of MTU Maintenance Canada on March 1. Further, industry insider Nezam Moghadassian took over the role of president and general manager of MTU Maintenance Dallas in December 2020.

“We are delighted that Uwe Zachau will be heading up our facility in Delta, B.C.,” said Michael Schreyögg, chief program officer, MTU Aero Engines. Zachau takes over from Helmut Neuper, who ran the facility over the past four years and left the company of his own accord. “Thanks to Helmut Neuper for his commitment over the past years. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

“We are confident Uwe’s extensive experience within the MTU family will make him the perfect leader to steer the facility and drive innovation forward in the coming years,” added Schreyögg. Zachau has over 15 years’ experience in the maintenance, repair and overhaul business. As managing director and chief operating officer of EME Aero, he oversaw the construction and introduction of a green-field facility specialized in MRO for the GTF family of engines. Zachau combines this operational experience with valuable knowledge in the field of industrial engineering and the implementation of new programs and technologies into MTU’s MRO shops.

“We are also extremely glad to welcome Nezam Moghadassian as President and GM of MTU Maintenance Dallas,” stated Schreyögg. “With his over 30 years’ experience as mechanic, engineer and technical, sales and operations manager within major US airlines, we are delighted to gain his excellent practical expertise, in-depth customer understanding and pragmatic leadership skills.” Moghadassian takes over from Peter Costen, who retired from the company at the end of 2020. “We thank Peter for his service and wish him a very happy retirement,” Schreyögg added.

“The MTU Maintenance group saw significant growth in its on-site services throughout 2020, mirroring airlines need for smaller fixes to keep fleets flying during the crisis and lessors looking for smooth engine transitions and technical support for their fleets,” added Schreyögg. “This is a service we intend to expand into 2021, as the trend towards cost efficiency among customers increases.”